Saturday, February 28, 2009


Not wintry at all. Sky in shades of gray. Waiting for rain.

Friday, February 27, 2009


Warm but cold in the shade. Almost everything blooming but rain on the way. Optimal time for relaxation.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Into the Blue

Rained in the middle of the night but the day was gorgeous. Did some waiting inside but managed to make it out of doors. Animal shapes in the clouds (though not in this particular example).

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Choir

Moving slowly for some reason. More signs of spring abound. Fully-yellow daffodils are my favorites.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I never meet a mushroom that I don't want to photograph. Today gave ample opportunity. And, the sun was cooperative.

Monday, February 23, 2009


After a day of rain the clouds are clearing out. The forsythia is recovering from the downpour. I still can't see the comet.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Soaking rain since the middle of the night. Few breaks so I gave up and biked inside on the trainer. The poor blossoms are bedraggled.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Baby 'brellas

We dodged cyclists on our walk but it was good to be outside. The wind is whipping up and there's rain in the air. Maybe some tiny creature will take shelter under these little mushrooms.

Friday, February 20, 2009


Remarkable weather with wafting breezes. The river is higher by a bit. I walked beside it for hours.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Blob

Awesome mushrooms that I'd swear weren't there yesterday. Beautiful day. Sun to spare.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Sun on the cacti. Puddles drying. Still feeling prickly.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Soggy Mess

How many days of rain does it take before I long for sun? The answer is three. I need a new umbrella.

Monday, February 16, 2009


The bane of the barefooted: liquidambar. High winds and rain have strewn their seed pods everywhere. Caution on the sidewalks.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Crazy, howling winds with rain accompaniment. More on the way. I'd love to hibernate.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Valentine

One perfect camellia in the soft light filtered by building clouds. Wind picking up. Perfect night to sit with my loved one in front of the fire.

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Moment in the Sun

Downpours interspersed with occasional sun. Raining again now. Suits my mood (which is not so sunny and bright) entirely.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Branching Out

Oak branches like synapses across the night sky. Full moon hidden behind clouds. Darwin's & Lincoln's Day celebrated.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Meet Roy G. Biv

Rain, hail (small pea size), thunderstorms, a faint rainbow, and sun. All today. I was chasing the rainbow but it had almost disappeared before I could get a shot.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Nose Nipping

Ice on the windshield and frost all around this morning. Winter is back. I am pleased.

Monday, February 9, 2009

At the Root

Today's clouds were white and scudding across a crisp sky. The air was fresh and exhilarating. And these seedlings growing at the base of a tree have something to strive for.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Fungus Among Us

There's a real rainstorm going on now and it's cold enough to have a fire in the fireplace. This morning, although it was quite windy, we went for our customary walk. Will snuggle beneath flannel sheets tonight.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Fading Fast

Worked at the day job until too late to take proper pictures. Beautiful through the windows. It's starting to cool down and will be good sleeping weather.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Gathering Moss

Everything was slightly greener along the trail after the rain, moss included. The clouds were dramatic. I hope it rains some more.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Diamonds Uncut

Rain for hardly more than an hour but I did hear it landing on the roof. The drops on the blades of grass shimmered and glinted in the rays of the setting sun. Perhaps more rain tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Storm's A-Comin' (We Hope)

The clouds are increasing but still no rain. I hope the storm materializes. I want to hear raindrops on the roof.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Miner's Detail

More record-tying temps and sunny skies. I think the birds are twitterpated. And, if I'm ever running the risk of scurvy, I'm all set because I've located a sizable patch of miner's lettuce.

Monday, February 2, 2009


This is a portion of the largest bunch of mistletoe I've ever seen. Mayhap this morning's shadows presage some actual winter weather. If so, there's lots of green (even if it is parasitic).

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Honey Mustard

Another gorgeous day--can't complain at all. Long walk, football avoidance, and dinner being cooked for me. I wonder where this bee's hive is?